Kappa Alpha Theta

Theta Iota Chapter Georgetown University

CASA

For more than 25 years, the national philanthropy of Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has been Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA was created by a juvenile court judge in 1977 to ensure that the abuse and neglect suffered by some children at home does not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the judicial system. CASA programs are known by many names and are sometimes referred to as Guardian Ad Litem  or ProKids.

Today, CASA is one of the fastest-growing community service projects in the country. CASA volunteers are  ordinary citizens recruited from the community and trained to speak for abused and neglected children in court. Volunteers appear in court with attorneys and social workers to recommend to the judge what is best for the child’s future, thus becoming their voice in court.

Both college and alumnae chapters host events throughout the year to support their state and local CASA organizations. We give to CASA in many ways: as thoughtful advocates, committed volunteers and generous donors. As individuals and as a fraternity, we say: “I am a Theta. I am for the child.” 

www.casaforchildren.org

 

 

 

 

"I first heard about CASA over a decade before I could be involved, and I knew that this organization was something that I wanted to contribute to. CASA allows volunteers the opportunity to make sure a child's voice is heard and that their best interest are not overlooked. I think that as a woman, as a Theta, as an advocate there is nothing greater than giving my time to help children. Theta's partnership with CASA allowed me to get begin contributing to CASA before I was old enough to be a volunteer and my sister's words of encouragement and support while I was being trained was invaluable to me. I could not be more proud to say that I am a Theta, I am a CASA and I am for the child. "

-Kelsey Jones

 

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